Anthony T. Stafford Military Lodge № 16 is a subordinate lodge of The Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge of Florida, Inc., Prince Hall Affiliated that’s based in the Kaiserslautern Military Community, USAG Rheinland-Pfalz.
Our organization provides community outreach programs to help those in need. In addition, we conduct child mentoring and development programs that are designed to educate and inspire the youth. We are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
Anthony T. Stafford Military Lodge №16, Free and Accepted Masons has adopted as its mission, the enrichment of all good men through the application of the fundamental tenets of Freemasonry by volunteering for service projects and dispensing charity consistent within our ability to give.
Through our youth program along with parents, we provide beneficial use of time, worthwhile companions, wholesome educational environments, and a program aiming to interest and aid youth in their all-around development.
Anthony T. Stafford Military Lodge № 16, Free and Accepted Masons vision must be committed to excellence, to maintaining quality programs and the quality use of time, and to forging alliances within the community designed both to help the community and to develop the character of Masons.
A man who becomes a Prince Hall Mason of Anthony T. Stafford Military Lodge № 16, Free and Accepted Masons can expect to find in his lodge the opportunity to learn and lead; to be inspired and entertained; to be challenged and respected; to be involved with his family, his Brothers and his community; and to be a proud member of an organization committed to making a difference.
Kaiserslautern is located in the German State of Rheinland-Pfalz which lies in the southwest part of the country. The Rheinland-Pfalz borders on France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the German States of Saarland, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Hessen and Baden-Wurttemberg. The Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC) is unique because it is the largest overseas military community and it is a combined branch (Army-Air Force) Community.
LOCATION: Kaiserslautern, Germany is 80 miles southwest of Frankfurt, Germany and 295 miles northeast of Paris, France. The city lies in the Rhineland-Pfalz State of Germany and is a crossroads to many parts of Europe.
EUROPEAN COMMAND: US ARMY EUROPE (USAREUR) Mission: Peacetime Missions - * Command Assigned US Army Forces in Theater * Deter aggression by maintaining combat ready, forward deployed ground combat forces. * Maintain capability, in conjunction with host nations, to receive and support reinforcing forces entering theater. * Plan for and execute contingency missions as directed. * Ensure adequate living and working conditions for soldiers, civilians, and their families.
Wartime Missions - * Command assigned US forces in theater. * Coordinate expansion and operation of wartime lines of communication. * Receive and process reinforcing forces and equipment. * Provide logistical support to US Army Forces in theater.
MAJOR COMMAND: 21st Theater Support Command (TSC) Mission: The mission of the 21st Theater Support Command is to provide logistical and supply support to all elements within the European Theater of Operations. The mission of the 29th Area Support Group is to provide for the storage and issue of this support.
KAISERSLAUTERN POPULATION ASSIGNED/SERVED: 38,579 Military Members, Dependents and DOD Civilians.
HISTORY OF THE MILITARY COMMUNITY: Kaiserslautern is the largest military community outside the continental United States. We are a combined community consisting of Army and Air Force components. The Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC) consists of Army facilities at Kleber, Panzer, and Daenner Kaserne, Vogelweh, Landstuhl, Miesau, Pirmasens, Rhine Ordnance and Pulaski Barracks along with Air Force facilities located at Ramstein Air Base, Einsiedlerhof, Sembach and Kapaun Air Station.
Kaiserslautern is also the home of the 21st TSC which is the largest forward-deployed logistical command in the United States Army. Comprised of seven major subordinate command, the 21st TSC carries out multiple missions within the entire European theater: direct and general maintenance and supply; total distribution, storage and maintenance of propositioned mater; military police support; movements control and material management for the theater. With the hard work that accompanies their vast array of mission, soldiers of the 21st find welcome relaxation in their adopted home of Kaiserslautern.